Prevent the Flu at our Houston Medical Clinic

prevent the flu at Houston Medinet Clinic

The best way to treat the flu is to prevent the flu. Whenever this time of year rolls around, your coworkers, kids, and friends come down with the sniffles. Flu is very easily transferred from person to person, so it is important to take every precaution to avoid infection. Focusing on prevention can help you stay healthy this year.


Get your flu shot this year if you want to avoid getting sick. Schedule flu shots for your whole family at Medinet this fall. The CDC recommends everyone get their flu shot before the end of October, when prime germ spreading season begins. That means now is the perfect time for you to make an appointment at Medinet. Everyone in your family over the age of 6 months is able to receive immunization each year. Children under 6 months can be protected from illness by ensuring everyone in their family is up to date on annual flu shots.


Before and after your flu shot, it is important to continue healthy practices to prevent sickness. Make sure you are washing your hands regularly and avoiding those who are already sick. Since the flu can take several days to present symptoms, be cautious around anyone who may have been exposed but doesn’t appear sick yet. Wipe down surfaces before touching them and avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes as these are the most common sources for disease spread. Carrying around portable hand sanitizer is a great way to kill germs that can spread the flu. Use sanitizer after coughing or sneezing, and always make sure to wash your hands or use sanitizer before eating or touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.


Make an appointment at our Houston medical clinic before the end of the month to ensure you get your flu shot in prime prevention time. Most health insurance will cover flu shots for you and your family. If you do not have health insurance, do not worry, flu shots are only $28 without insurance at Medinet. Come in today and let us help keep your family healthy this flu season!